Friday, June 17, 2016

Five on Friday

1. We instituted a summer schedule this week. I'm giving the kids some guidelines on screen time, but also more freedom in terms of how much media time they're allowed for the summer. To counterbalance, there's a big chore chart and the media freedom is directly determined by their attitude and personal responsibility to complete those chores. Because Camden is nothing if not my own child, he thanked me for the organized schedule because, "I do love being organized." Because independence is Rory's number one goal in life, she approaches the chores with much enthusiasm and commitment to excellence.

2. We (as in Camden and I along with group texts with Becky and Liz) have been watching the NBA playoffs/finals now for the last 6ish weeks. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the extra 12 hours a week that basketball has been occupying. Oh, and we're Cavs fans so we think the comeback story currently happening is pretty fun. Also, Bleacher Report app? Rabbit. Hole.

3. Brian and Camden are gone on a backpacking adventure (with no cell service so I have no idea how it's going) this week. Rory and I stocked up on American Girl movies, and we've been trying to stay out of the heat by browsing the mall. Yesterday I sat down and watched her try on every single glittery, sequined high heeled shoe she could find in her size. And there are a surprising number of shoes in this category that fit a 9 year old.

4. I have been reading a gargantuan true-crime book on the Charles Manson murders, but once Brian and Camden left town decided I needed something lighter. I picked up a fluffy Morgan Matson book which turned out to have a dying father (not so fluffy) and so I moved to The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks. That should fit the bill of light fare.

5. One week after getting new lenses for her glasses, Rory's frames broke (just past the warranty and yet too early for insurance to cover them, of course) so as of Wednesday, she's sporting a new pair of glasses.




MyEbella aka Kim said...

Ethan just went swimming in his contacts....and lost one!